OSAKA TO KYOTO PART 1 GOJO GUEST HOUSE

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Of all the 3 cities we visited during this trip, we got lost the most in Kyoto. 

Which is odd since we only had 2 lines to navigate as compared to 8 in Osaka.

I think it's because a lot of the signs here are in Kanji and some stops have little to 0 significant landmarks because it can get very "provincial". As a tourist lost in translation, traditional house upon traditional house can blend into one blurry picture which often lead to confusion.

The only station I found to be "iconic" was the Kyoto main station, all others tended to look alike.

Traveling at night didn't help much either....

osaka to kyoto

BEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN NEWCASTLE FOR FIRST TIMERS

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Newcastle, Australia has been in the news lately since being crowned one of the hottest cities to visit by the Lonely Planet. 

7.-newcastle-australia-photo-provided-by-newcastle-copy copy
photo by 350.org.au
That’s surprising since not even Sydney or Melbourne have ever been featured on the list. Newcastle was described by the Lonely Planet as a special combination of sophistication, imagination, and laid-back surf culture.

VIVERE SALON REVIEW | BALAYAGE | OMBRE +++

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

You never know how badly you need a makeover until after after you get one. 

I am pretty low maintenance. I hardly ever get my nails done because I always work with my hands and I hate having to sit in a chair for hours just waiting for hair dye to set.

So I hardly visit the salon unless I absolutely HAVE to.

That's also why I usually buy boxed dye at the drugstore to touch up my whites...which I have also been too lazy busy to do lately.

But I had a professional shoot in a couple of days and I wasn't ready at all so I decided to book an appointment for a makeover at Vivere Salon.

vivera salon review
vivere salon robinsons galleria

SEAFOLLY'S FORGIVING SWIMSUITS

Monday, September 19, 2016

Seafolly is where you shop for swimwear that makes you feel good about yourself.


My expectations were low as I headed to Grind, Up Town Center for the event. It was raining hard and I often end up disheartened whenever I shop for bathing suits...especially now that I haven't been working out for over a year, so I almost cancelled.

The only reason I went ahead was because a) it was partly work for Beach Born and b) we were given the impression that we were gonna be treated to a generous amount of gift certificates for  shopping.

seafolly philippines
beach born at grin up town center

SHOPPING | POP BY RETAIL LAB

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Huge malls are entertaining but I only really patronize about 20% of it. The rest for me are just fillers. Pretty windows to look at while en route to my favorite boutiques.

POP by Retail Lab is nothing like that.


Instead, it brings together highly sought after homegrown indie labels in a very carefully curated 300 sqm space.

My only question? How come BEACH BORN isn't there? 
\(≧▽≦)/

Haha. More after the jump.

#popbyretaillab

BEACHBORN X FERRA HOTEL | WIN 3D 2N IN BORACAY!

Friday, September 2, 2016

WIN 3D 2N ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 2 W FREE BREAKFAST FROM FERRA HOTELS AND BEACH BORN!

The ber months are extra special this year because it also marks Beach Born's 1st year anniversary! Still can't believe it sometimes. Feels like it was only yesterday when I was drafting the logo on bond paper...

And now we've come full circle! ☼

beach born x ferra hotel
beachbornph

GREENWICH ULTIMATE BANDKADA JUDGES AND MENTORS - REVEALED

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Greenwich Ultimate Barkada Mentors And Judges—Revealed 

Only the best for the best.

To mentor the Top 8 Finalists of the Ultimate Bandkada search, Greenwich teamed up with industry bigwigs such as Thyro Alfaro, The Juans, MG Mozo, Civ Fontanilla, Punch Liawanag, and Donnalyn Bartolome to train these upcoming stars.

DVD digitray Crop Guide
ultimate bandkada judges

Thursday, September 29, 2016

OSAKA TO KYOTO PART 1 GOJO GUEST HOUSE

Of all the 3 cities we visited during this trip, we got lost the most in Kyoto. 

Which is odd since we only had 2 lines to navigate as compared to 8 in Osaka.

I think it's because a lot of the signs here are in Kanji and some stops have little to 0 significant landmarks because it can get very "provincial". As a tourist lost in translation, traditional house upon traditional house can blend into one blurry picture which often lead to confusion.

The only station I found to be "iconic" was the Kyoto main station, all others tended to look alike.

Traveling at night didn't help much either....

osaka to kyoto

Saturday, September 24, 2016

BEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN NEWCASTLE FOR FIRST TIMERS

Newcastle, Australia has been in the news lately since being crowned one of the hottest cities to visit by the Lonely Planet. 

7.-newcastle-australia-photo-provided-by-newcastle-copy copy
photo by 350.org.au
That’s surprising since not even Sydney or Melbourne have ever been featured on the list. Newcastle was described by the Lonely Planet as a special combination of sophistication, imagination, and laid-back surf culture.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

VIVERE SALON REVIEW | BALAYAGE | OMBRE +++

You never know how badly you need a makeover until after after you get one. 

I am pretty low maintenance. I hardly ever get my nails done because I always work with my hands and I hate having to sit in a chair for hours just waiting for hair dye to set.

So I hardly visit the salon unless I absolutely HAVE to.

That's also why I usually buy boxed dye at the drugstore to touch up my whites...which I have also been too lazy busy to do lately.

But I had a professional shoot in a couple of days and I wasn't ready at all so I decided to book an appointment for a makeover at Vivere Salon.

vivera salon review
vivere salon robinsons galleria

Monday, September 19, 2016

SEAFOLLY'S FORGIVING SWIMSUITS

Seafolly is where you shop for swimwear that makes you feel good about yourself.


My expectations were low as I headed to Grind, Up Town Center for the event. It was raining hard and I often end up disheartened whenever I shop for bathing suits...especially now that I haven't been working out for over a year, so I almost cancelled.

The only reason I went ahead was because a) it was partly work for Beach Born and b) we were given the impression that we were gonna be treated to a generous amount of gift certificates for  shopping.

seafolly philippines
beach born at grin up town center

Thursday, September 8, 2016

SHOPPING | POP BY RETAIL LAB

Huge malls are entertaining but I only really patronize about 20% of it. The rest for me are just fillers. Pretty windows to look at while en route to my favorite boutiques.

POP by Retail Lab is nothing like that.


Instead, it brings together highly sought after homegrown indie labels in a very carefully curated 300 sqm space.

My only question? How come BEACH BORN isn't there? 
\(≧▽≦)/

Haha. More after the jump.

#popbyretaillab

Friday, September 2, 2016

BEACHBORN X FERRA HOTEL | WIN 3D 2N IN BORACAY!

WIN 3D 2N ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 2 W FREE BREAKFAST FROM FERRA HOTELS AND BEACH BORN!

The ber months are extra special this year because it also marks Beach Born's 1st year anniversary! Still can't believe it sometimes. Feels like it was only yesterday when I was drafting the logo on bond paper...

And now we've come full circle! ☼

beach born x ferra hotel
beachbornph

Thursday, September 1, 2016

GREENWICH ULTIMATE BANDKADA JUDGES AND MENTORS - REVEALED

Greenwich Ultimate Barkada Mentors And Judges—Revealed 

Only the best for the best.

To mentor the Top 8 Finalists of the Ultimate Bandkada search, Greenwich teamed up with industry bigwigs such as Thyro Alfaro, The Juans, MG Mozo, Civ Fontanilla, Punch Liawanag, and Donnalyn Bartolome to train these upcoming stars.

DVD digitray Crop Guide
ultimate bandkada judges